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FG’s in­fra­struc­ture bud­get in­ad­e­quate – Civil engi­neers

- By Fran­cis Arinze Iloani Business · Nigeria News · Politics · U.S. government · Institution of Civil Engineers · Sony

Civil engi­neers have said the Fed­eral Govern­ment al­lo­ca­tion for in­fra­struc­ture is grossly in­ad­e­quate.

Speak­ing at the side-line of the 18th In­ter­na­tional Con­fer­ence of the Nige­rian In­sti­tute of Civil Engi­neers (NICE), which started in Abuja yes­ter­day, the

Chair­man of the Or­gan­is­ing Com­mit­tee, Engr. Hamid Ab­dulka­reem, said there was a need to in­crease bud­getary al­lo­ca­tions to close the in­fra­struc­ture gap in the coun­try.

Ab­dulka­reem said the In­sti­tute has been rat­tled by ac­tiv­i­ties of quacks in the civil en­gi­neer­ing sec­tor of the econ­omy and the in­ces­sant build­ing recorded.

He said there was a need to re­view the civil en­gi­neer­ing ed­u­ca­tion in the coun­try to po­si­tion the coun­try bet­ter for eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment.

A top mem­ber of the In­sti­tute and a par­tic­i­pant, Engr. Dr. Sony Emeka Ali, said the three-day con­fer­ence would be at­tended by both


be­ing lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional par­tic­i­pants and would be used to ad­dress the chal­lenges be­ing faced by civil engi­neers in the coun­try.

Engr. Ali also de­cried the ac­tiv­i­ties of quacks in the sec­tor, adding that no sin­gle build­ing col­lapse in the coun­try has been traced to qual­i­fied civil engi­neers af­fil­i­ated to the in­sti­tute.

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